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Somber Ceremony Marks National Tragedy

on December 22, 2012 - 11:15am

Los Alamos High School Junior Soumyo Lahiri-Gupta addresses the group gathered at Ashley Pond Friday night to remember the victims at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Photo by Greg Kendall/

By Greg Kendall

Los Alamos High School Student Council members organized a special Friday night candlelight vigil in memory of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown. Conn.

About 50 people gathered in the cold at Ashley Pond Park to honor the children, teachers and administration staff who lost their lives in the terrible tragedy.

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Rotary Student of the Month: Jessie Zhao

on December 22, 2012 - 6:24am


Jessie Zhao, a senior at Los Alamos High School (LAHS), was recently honored as Rotary Student of the Month for December.

Zhao is the daughter of Shaoping Chu and Xinxin Zhao and sister of William and Steven Zhao.

The Rotary Club of Los Alamos selects one student each month of the school year to honor as a Student of the Month. 

In addition to high school seniors, high school juniors are now eligible for the recognition.

Nature Center Hours During Holidays

on December 20, 2012 - 8:14am

A Stellers Jay seen Dec. 13 in a backyard on Barranca Mesa. Photo by Marion Stelts

PEEC News:

The nature center at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center, 3540 Orange St., will be open during the holiday week, so bring your out-of-town guests:

Dec. 18-22 - Open regular hours
Dec. 24-25 - Closed
Dec. 26-29 - Open regular hours
Dec. 31-Jan 1 Closed
Jan. 2 onward - Open regular hours


Note: Regular hours are Tues-Friday noon-4 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. - For information, visit

UNM-LA Honoring Jeannette Wallace Jan. 13

on December 20, 2012 - 7:37am

The community is invited to attend a ceremony at UNM-Los Alamos to pay tribute to the memory of Jeannette O. Wallace with the dedication of the college's newest lecture hall in her name in honor of her long service to the Los Alamos community and tireless commitment to education. The event is set for 12:30-2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13 with the dedication at 1 p.m. at the UNM-LA campus, 4000 University Dr.

School Board and College Board Candidates Surface

on December 19, 2012 - 9:37am

Two candidates turned out Tuesday morning to file in the County Clerk's Office for the two vacancies coming on the Los Alamos Board of Education. Rep. Jim Hall, right, is representing the Pinon Elementary School District and Matt Williams is representing the Chamisa Elementary School District. Chief Deputy Clark Sheryl Nichols explained that because both districts are uncontested, polling places will not need to be set up for the February election. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

County Councilor Mike Wismer, center, arrived at the County Clerk's Office Tuesday morning and began

Rotary Sponsors Local Student's Exchange in Netherlands

on December 18, 2012 - 6:49am

Los Alamos resident Lisa Harris describes some of the experiences her daughter, Cassidy Gardner, has enjoyed as an exchange student to The Netherlands. Harris gave her talk recently to members of the Rotary Club of Los Alamos, which is sponsoring Gardner's exchange program. Photo by Hal Davis

Rep. Jim Hall Enters School Board Race!

on December 17, 2012 - 9:51am

Jim Hall

By Carol A. Clark

Rep. Jim Hall told the Los Alamos Daily Post this morning that he has decided to run for a seat on the Los Alamos School board. He and his wife Janet Hall reside in the Pinon Elementary School District 1.

"I have decided to seek the District 1 Los Alamos Board of Education seat being vacated by Dawn Venhaus," Hall said. "Our school system is one of the most important assets of our community, and I have been involved in our schools since Janet, my wife, and I arrived in Los Alamos in 1976 with our children - as a parent, a school board member for eight years, a